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Throughout her career as an educator, Nilda Aguirre has been driven to improve outcomes for English Learners through the use of best practices, cutting edge strategies, community involvement and advocacy. As the Executive Director for the National Association for Bilingual Education, she will continue to support NABE’s mission of advocating for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.

Having served as a classroom teacher, administrator, and professional development consultant, Nilda has a distinguished career as an educator. She has developed innovative curriculum embedded with best practices for ELs and strategies for Gifted and Talented ELs, and was the National Director for Project GOTCHA©, a Title VII, Academic Excellence Program awarded by the United States Department of Education for Gifted and Talented English Learners. She has designed and implemented professional development programs for school systems in the US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Europe. Nilda has also authored numerous publications, including curriculum guides for various state education agencies, newspaper and magazine articles, and several book chapters.

Ms. Aguirre holds an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Supervision and Leadership, Master’s Degree in Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and is certified in ESOL, Multicultural Studies, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Cultural Competency. Nilda is proficient in Spanish and English.